Staying The Course

The first video is just for funzies! I enjoy going back and watching old footage that acts as a reminder of staying on course. There is an old wilderness technique people use to use, and still use today to do the same. They pick a landmark that sets them to the direction they intend to travel when lost or just navigating through unfamiliar territory.  They set it either by calibrating the sun or stars and they walk keeping that landmark in sight and stay inline with it and the direction they need to go.  I use videos sometimes to do the same thing.  Label it “keeping my roots,” or what ever it’s called, but it’s always good to go back to the things that first initiated that first spark.  It’s easy to get sidetracked by things that are shiny!  Fads, quick turn arounds for profits, and seemingly good ideas.  But, those things are just shiny and it’s easy to get distracted by them, and possibly even to be detoured by them.  When you’ve been in a relationship a long time sometimes you’ll think back to what you did and the feelings you had when things just started… those are important as they are good reference, but where you end up is usually always better.  I’m thinking now what I just wrote and that may have contradicted my first notion…. idk.


The second video below is again an old favorite.  I love the intensity here and probably holds more truth about staying the course of my first love with CrossFit than the first video, but that may be because the deadlift ladder of the 2009 CrossFit Games was released the year I started CrossFit.  It will always be one of my default videos to get me fired up for a competition, out of an unmotivated slump I may be feeling for my personal training, or even just preparing for a visit from Caitlin’s parents.  The thumbnail pic use to also be the background to my Myspace page.  That’s right!  Bringing Myspace back.  Oh jeez… I’m getting old…..

3rd Of February Year 2020 

3 Sets Of:
8 Single Arm Seated Dumbbell Press (8 per arm)
8 Supinated Bent Over Rows (Heavy as Possible)
2 Min Sandbag Hold

2 Rounds of:
10 Deadlifts
10 Toes To Bar
10 Handstand Push-Ups
***Increase the weight on the deadlifts after every 2 ROUNDS***